Everyone knows the term “go with your gut” — well Traditional Chinese Medicine takes that to a whole other level. Recent research shows that acupuncture can be an effective technique to repair our digestive systems, which are subjected to wear and tear from processed foods and our overuse of pharmaceutical drugs.
Our bodies flare up constantly to fight off “threats” like toxins, pathogens and the like. Not to mention, we are in the “post-antibiotic” phase where bacteria have now become surprisingly resistant to pharmaceutical drugs.
How Can Acupuncture Help?
Acupuncture on the spleen and stomach can help microscopic bacterial colonies that live within our digestive tract. There are also several herbal remedies available to support your spleen and stomach.
According to The Human Microbiome Project (HMP), launched by the National Institutes of Health Roadmap for Medical Research, these bacterial and human cells have existed in a peaceful symbiosis that is responsible for the health and equilibrium of the human body. These tiny microbes live all over our bodies — on our skin and in our intestines. They help us extract nutrients from our food and have an influence over our metabolism. They can even be linked to our cravings and hormonal fluctuations!
The use of antibiotics and various pharmaceuticals has threatened these microbes with extinction and once these are gone, they are very hard to replace. This will in turn lead to health consequences that can be hard to reverse.
Maintaining the health of the spleen and stomach will provide a basis of good health. You can focus your acupuncture sections on these areas of the body if you’re suffering from gastrointestinal issues, bloating, inflammation, pain, indigestion and other related symptoms to create a balance in the body and for a reduction of symptoms.
Reducing your symptoms is important to strengthen your digestive tract, as a weak gut can lead to increased risks of cancer, diabetes and various other diseases.
Go with your gut and contact Mantra Wellness Centre for a session today!